guilt by association

Guilt by Association and Acting in Concert

There are old sayings and concepts that we do not know where they originated but they hold some truth to real life. One of those concepts that apply to criminal
elements of a crime

Elements of a Crime

When you are charged with a crime, the charge is usually based on probable cause at the scene of the arrest or through and arrest warrant. Further, in regard to
changing your mind about a plea offer

Changing your Mind about Taking a Plea

Changing your mind about taking a plea – We have often said there are three ways for a criminal case to end. Those three ways are; a dismissal, a trial,
officers did not read you your rights

The officer did not read you your rights

Unfortunately, most of the things the general public knows about Constitutional rights and the criminal justice system comes from television shows or what they “heard” from someone. The problem with
malicious conduct by prisoner

Malicious Conduct by a Prisoner

Malicious conduct by a prisoner – When you are in jail awaiting the resolution of your criminal case, it is best not to talk to anyone about your case –
North Carolina breaking and entering

Breaking and Entering in North Carolina

Breaking or entering into any building without consent can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the intent of the of defendant. Generally, if the person commits the
inhaling toxic fumes

Inhaling Toxic Fumes in North Carolina

Believe it or not, inhaling toxic fumes is criminalized in North Carolina. If convicted, this crime is punished as a Class 1 misdemeanor, which carries a maximum possible penalty of
defending a homicide charge

Defending a Homicide Charge

Defending a homicide charge – Having to deal with a criminal charge can be one of the scariest and most stressful things someone can deal with. Arguably, the worse of
suspected of a crime

What to do if I am suspected of a crime

The criminal justice system can be scary, confusing, and stressful. Often, the first step in someone being brought into that system, is them being accused of a crime. The problem
counterfeit substances

Counterfeit Substances in North Carolina

The creation of, sale of, or possession with intent to sell or deliver a counterfeit controlled substance are all crimes in North Carolina. We have broken these crimes down below.
speeding to elude arrest

Speeding to Elude Arrest in North Carolina

Speeding to elude arrest is governed by N.C.G.S. 20-141.5. This crime may be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the circumstances. This crime carries the possibility of jail time,
harassing phone calls

Harassing Phone Calls in North Carolina

Harassing phone calls involves using profane, indecent, or threatening language to any person over telephone; annoying or harassing by repeated telephoning, or making false statements over the telephone. This crime
aiding and abetting DWI

Aiding and Abetting DWI in North Carolina

Aiding and abetting DWI is illegal in North Carolina. In some ways, it is treated in the same manner as DWI itself. This blog explores what aiding and abetting impaired
possession of drug paraphernalia

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in North Carolina

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a Class 1 misdemeanor and is governed by N.C.G.S. 90-113.22. Under this law, it is unlawful for any person to knowingly use, or to possess
DWI Sentencing

DWI Sentencing Levels in North Carolina

DWI sentencing levels in North Carolina – In North Carolina, DWI sentencing is governed by N.C.G.S. 20-179 and follows its own special sentencing guidelines. Although a DWI is a misdemeanor
obtaining a search warrant

Obtaining a Search Warrant in North Carolina

Obtaining a search warrant in North Carolina – Generally, the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States protects against unlawful searches. Which means that it gives you some
Defense Use of Subpoenas in Criminal Cases

Defense Use of Subpoenas in Criminal Cases

Defense use of subpoenas in criminal cases – Criminal charges are simply formal accusations by the government, stating that the defendant has is accused of committing a crime. The defendant
criminal case

Handling Your Criminal Case

Handling your criminal case – If you have been charged with a crime, it is a serious matter that can have lifelong consequences. The level of involvement and care that
civil revocation

Civil Revocation of License for North Carolina DWI

Oftentimes, a person charged with DWI in North Carolina faces an immediate 30-day civil revocation of their driver’s license. This blog breaks this topic down and addresses only the 30-day
South Carolina criminal trials

South Carolina Criminal Trials

South Carolina criminal trials – When someone is formally accused of a crime (charged), they stand accused, but legally they are presumed innocent until they are proven guilty or they


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